battery powered switching or switches

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battery powered switching or switches
Posted by RamblinWreck on Saturday, September 22, 2018 5:56 PM

Howdy all,

Please help a new designer for a outdoor "G" scale layout here in northern Idaho.

I would like to use battery power only for the trains.....I would like help on how to "power" switches for the system which will have no power to the track. Remote capability would be nice.....

Thanks,

Ray 

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Posted by chocho willy on Monday, September 24, 2018 9:18 AM

I use old computor 18vdc power supplies, and operate with momentary double pole center off switch from electronics supply or use proper size battery 12 volt would probably domdpdtcenter off

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Posted by RamblinWreck on Monday, September 24, 2018 4:40 PM
Thanks you,,,this helps Ramblin'Wreck ,, Georgia Tech
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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Monday, September 24, 2018 11:17 PM

I send one of my kids to throw the switch!

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Posted by chocho willy on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 8:48 AM

That's because you have a plethora of yard workers, LOL

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Posted by Greg Elmassian on Thursday, September 27, 2018 3:09 PM

I would start with my budget, how much maintenance I was willing to commit to, and see what options I had based on the remote control system I was using, if you want remote control.

 

If you do not want remote control, use the manual throws that come with the switches.

 

Greg

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